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Florin

1. A gold coin struck in Florence in 1253. Used as a currency, it was so successful that other countries in medieval Europe adopted their own gold coins and called them florins.

2. See: Aruban florin.
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At the start of Stage 2 (January 1, 2008), 1:1 convertibility of euros to florins at the Dutch central bank would be suspended indefinitely.
Private retail outlets would be obliged (during Stage 2) to quote prices in florins and in euros (dual pricing), using the current "mid-point" exchange rate.
Gradually through Stage 2 households would dispose of their euro banknotes to a large extent in exchange for florin banknotes--in anticipation of Stage 3 when mandatory requirements for dual pricing would come to an end (and florins would be the conventional denominator for most retail trans actions).
Dutch government bonds, however, and other bonds issued in the domestic market, would be payable in Dutch euros and later florins, even if held by non-residents.
In the latter year it is recorded that Bonaventura, son of Salomone of Terracina, obtained a contract to carry on the business of money-lending in the Florentine town of Monte San Sabino [Savino] for six years starting from 1 October 1420 in return for an annual payment to the Florentine Camera of twenty-eight florins.
In 1422 the same Bonaventura is associated with his son, our Salomone, in the practice of money-lending in Prato under a ten-year contract starting i September 1422, calling in this case for semiannual payments of 150 florins, or a total Of 3000 florins.
In a period when the Florentine budget was showing an annual deficit exceeding half a million florins, the thirty or forty thousand with which the Jewish lenders began their operations in 1437 would be only a drop in the bucket.
Abraham and his partners were required to open at least one bank by the first of December and to have in hand at least four thousand gold florins for their lending operations during the subsequent month of February, but they could not be required during the first three months of the first year of the ten for which the contract was to run to lend against their will to any single Person or community more than three gold florins.
In contrast, it cost only three and a half florins to ship the figure from Pisa to Rome (Ricordi, 105).
35) The horse was sold for fifteen florins, which Buonarroto considered a good price (Carteggio, 1:241, 2,56, 266).
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When the Facebook campaign made number one at Christmas 2009 I was quite encouraged - it was clear that people really do care about the Christmas charts, so I took the decision to gather together my musician friends and form a collective which I called 'The Florin Street Band'.